Instead of the deluge of external interventions, ways must be found to build resilience from below, drawing on local practices and networks.
It is not the drought that causes disease outbreak, but instead the way society deals with dry conditions.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
Conservation that places less emphasis on who may or may not use a piece of land could result in better outcomes for people and wildlife.
High intensity rain has actually increased, which is topping up underground water stores.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
The looming Somalian famine might be the first in a string of back-to-back catastrophes, says an expert.
As droughts intensify, how can we increase crop production in a sustainable way? This is a multidimensional scientific and societal challenge to ensure future food security.
The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
Kenya’s new president needs to forge closer ties with regional heavyweights to create a balance of power that favours his country.
The project promises improved living condition for citizens and fosters ambition for international recognition.
Ethiopia’s direct engagement with Somalia’s regional governments will likely weaken the prospects of restoring a functioning Somali state.
The dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
Our research shows that although climate change is a key factor in starting conflict in eastern Africa, it’s not always the most important one.
Counties have better knowledge of the impact of food insecurity on households but lack the will and capacity to tackle it.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis raises serious questions about future food and water security in the Horn of Africa.
About 7.7 million Somalis need emergency aid right now.
The deal undermines every human being’s right to seek asylum and commitments enshrined in the Refugee Convention.
Heritage sites are sources of historical pride, indigenous knowledge and cultural identity.
A transition is underway in Somalia. There are massive risks if it is not handled with great care.